Estonian countryside.


Estonia is a country of north-central Europe, west of Russia, bordering on the Baltic Sea. Settled before the 1st century A.D., it was held successively between the 13th and 18th centuries by the Danes, German Livonian Knights, Swedes, and Russians. Estonia became an independent republic in 1918 but was annexed by the USSR in 1940. Occupied by Germany in 1941, it reverted to Soviet control in 1944 and was known as the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic. Full independence was gained in 1991.

CIA World Factbook: Estonia 

Estonian Embassy in Washington Gateway to Estonia

Visit Estonia--Official tourist website of Estonia

Estonica: Encyclopedia about Estonia

Government and Politics

The Government of the Republic of Estonia

Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Estonian Parliament

President of Estonia--Official Website

The US Embassy in Estonia

Estonian Embassy in the USA

Permanent Mission  of Estonia to the UN


Estonian Academy of Science

Estonian Ministry of Education and Research

National Library

Human Rights

Human Rights in Estonia

Amnesty International: Estonia

History and Culture


Estonian Cuisine


Infopoint: Estonian Culture


Open Estonia Foundation 


Estonian Holidays

Language and Literature

Estonian Literature Center

Wikipedia: Estonian Language 


Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: Estonia


Wikipedia: List_of_Estonian_films

Newspapers and News Media in Estonia

Museums and Art Galleries  

Estonian Ministry of Culture

Estonian  National Museum 


BBC News: "Spirituality in Estonia - the world's 'least religious' country"

The Guardian: "Is Estonia really the least religious country in the world?"